Most folks know Missouri’s state animal is the mule. But I didn’t know until recently that we also have a state horse.
The Missouri Foxtrotter is the official state horse of the Show-Me-State, as of 2002. The Missouri Foxtrotter has an interesting history, so I learned.
Missouri foxtrotting horses were developed in Missouri in the first half of the 19th century by crossing a number of breeds brought in by the Southern settlers from Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee who dominated Missouri’s population prior to 1860.